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Six Turkish citizens, some working for the Orizont school, arrested and expelled from Moldova

Today, SIS reported that several foreign citizens, suspected of ties with an Islamist group (with indications of acting illegally in several countries), have been declared undesirable by the competent authorities and expelled from the territory of the Republic of Moldova.

Amnesty International Moldova is deeply concerned about the imminent danger to people’s lives as well as the violation of fundamental human rights in the case of the administration of the Orizont high-school network of the six families of Turkish citizens, including minors, detained today by the employees of the Service of Information and Security (SIS).

Based on the analysis of the photo and video materials from the moment of detention, which were presented by the lawyers of the foreign citizens detained, Amnesty International Moldova notes:

The conclusion of the investigating judge on the arrest was not presented, even though the private property of the six detained persons from the Moldovan-Turkish Orizont private high school was seriously damaged, this being a violation of art. 9 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which Moldova is a part of.

The persons in question, including the detained minors, were stunned, harassed and intimidated during the arrest, which seriously violates the art. 479 of the Code of Criminal Procedure.

The Security and Intelligence Service (SIS), under unfounded and unfounded pretexts, threatened the physical and psychological integrity of the detained citizens, including minors, threatening them to be expelled to Turkey, where they are surely waiting for them an unfair process and an imminent danger of torture and inhuman treatment by Turkish authorities. Meanwhile, The Security and Intelligence Service (SIS) said that the information that among the 7 foreign citizens a minor would have been detained is completely wrong.

“We therefore ask the Parliament and the competent authorities of the Republic of Moldova to defend the rights of these persons and to control the activity of the SIS, in accordance with art. 20 of the Law on the Information and Security Service of the Republic of Moldova”, says the statement of the organization.

In October 2016, Bulgaria returned to Turkey at least six people who were allegedly linked to Gülen movement. Border police found them in Ruse, on the border with Romania, where they had attempted to cross over. After all of them claimed asylum, they were told that they would be taken a refugee center – but the vehicle took them instead to the Turkish border.

Turkey has continued to pressure Bulgaria over the same issue, however. Turkish Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu recently reportedly asked his Bulgarian counterpart to check 14 organizations and schools where his government suspects the supporters of the Gülen movement work.

The Turkish government has launched both domestic and global crackdown against the Gülen movement with accusing it of orchestrating a coup attempt on July 15, 2016, although the movement strongly denied any involvement.

As a result of the global witch-hunt, more than 100 Gülen-linked Turkish national were brought back to Turkey through intelligence service operations and co-operation of other countries, including Kosovo, Qatar, Azerbaijan, Malaysia, Gabon, and Myanmar.

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Military Attachés to the Republic of Moldova paid a visit to the motorized infantry brigade “Dacia”

During the visit, the 23 military diplomats from the Republic of Belarus, the Czech Republic, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Russia, USA, Sweden, Turkey, Ukraine and the OSCE Mission to the Republic of Moldova got familiar with the structure, and the missions of the brigade. They got introduced to the training objectives set for the current year and the external activities with which the staff is involved in the term and contract of the unit.

The attachés also documented the infrastructure of the “Stefan cel Mare” Brigade, the military technique and the equipment of the unit.

Reminder: This year, the accredited defense attachés in our country carried out similar visits in three units of the National Army.

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Moldova was elected as a member of the Standing Committee of the WHO Regional Office

Yesterday, the Republic of Moldova was elected as a member of the Standing Committee of the Regional Office of the World Health Organization at its 68th Session of the Forum, which takes place in Rome, Italy, between September 17-20 2018.

Our country will hold the membership of the WHO Standing Committee BRE for a period of three years from the date of the election, as recognition of its progress in the implementation of the health policies recommended by the WHO for the universal access to health services of the population.

We mention that the Republic of Moldova became a member of the World Health Organization in 1992.

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Moldova loses over 10% of its human development due to inequality

Moldova ranks 112th out of 189 countries and territories, according to the Human Development Index (IDU) measuring national achievements in health, education, and income. The value of Moldova’s IDU for 2017 is 0.700, placing the country in the category of high human development.

Due to inequality, HDI drops to 0.627, which means a loss of 10.4%.

Between 1990 and 2017, IDU for Moldova increased by 7.5%. However, the growth rate is slower than in countries such as Albania and Armenia. For every 100,000 newborns, 23 women die due to pregnancy complications. The birth rate among girls aged 15 to 19 is 22 per 1,000 women. Women’s participation in the labor market is 39.5%, compared with 45.8% for men.

Women in Moldova live longer but earn less

The Gender inequality index has a value of 0.226 for the Republic of Moldova, ranking it in 2017 in the 48th place out of 160 countries.

Life expectancy at birth for women in Moldova is 76 years, compared with 67.4 years for men. Women’s income represents three-quarters of men’s earnings.

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